Arbolope Studio is an award-winning landscape architecture, urban design and public art practice based in St. Louis, MO. Founded in 2015 by L. Irene Compadre, our goal is to create legible, technologically innovative, sustainability-minded, and deeply impactful landscapes that help make a happier, healthier, and more connected world. We work with a variety of clients including universities, institutions, corporations, and communities, at scales ranging from intimate parks to large-scale urban plans. Our team is made of passionate practitioners with a wide range of backgrounds including landscape architecture, urban design, studio art, horticulture, architecture, and music.
We are also a St. Louis certified MBE and WBE firm, believing that design in the public realm requires a deep empathy that only comes from interacting, observing, and collaborating with as many people from different backgrounds as possible. For this reason, Arbolope Studio is committed to creating an office culture, collaborative partnerships, and built work that are welcoming and inclusive for all.
Recent St. Louis work includes the East End Transformation & Tisch Park at Washington University in St. Louis, the expansion of the America’s Center Convention Complex in downtown St. Louis, Peace Park in College Hill, and Love Bank Park on Cherokee Street.
We are a small firm and our interns typically become fully integrated into our office practice. Fellows have participated in the full range of the design process from project marketing to project development, construction documentation, client meetings, and construction site visits. In the past, fellows have worked on large regionally significant masterplans, as well as local streetscapes, public parks and plazas, guerrilla landscape architectural interventions, and public art design + build.